Friday, September 29, 2006

new review on SmokeLong

This actually went up a couple days ago, but I just didn't get around to posting about it here til now. Ellen Parker has a) found an amazing piece of flash and b) written an equally compelling review. You should read the story and the review. Right now.

Friday, September 15, 2006

issue 14 is live!

With great thanks to Robbie Shapard, James Thomas, and all the writers, our special "Flash Fiction Forward" issue of SLQ is now live. Of the 80 authors in FFF, we were fortunate enough to be able to publish 24 in this issue, plus a piece by one of the editors, Robert Shapard. Great flash by CB Anderson, Mark Budman, Stace Budzko, Robert Earle, Utahna Faith, Sherrie Flick, R. L. Futrell, David Galef, Bayard Godsave, Tom Hazuka, Jennifer A. Howard, G. A. Ingersoll, Kit Coyne Irwin, Barbara Jacksha, John McCaffrey, Peter Mehlman, Christopher Merrill, Stacey Richter, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, Ersi Sotiropoulos, J. David Stevens, Melanie Rae Thon, Katharine Weber, and Kathleen Wheaton, with cover art, as always, by the inimitable Marty Ison.

Click the cover!

stats for issue 13

Here are the stats for issue thirteen:
Issue Thirteen (live from 6/15/06-9/14/06)

6/15-6/30: 29481 page views
7/1-7/31: 51817 page views
8/1-8/31: 42117 page views
9/1-9/14: 29679 page views
Total Issue 13: 153094 page views

Hmmm. Down 17% since our last issue. Not sure what that means? Maybe less people reading during summer break? Or, perhaps more likely, since we were closed for subs, not as many writers were swinging by to see what we publish. Hopefully, this won't become a trend.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

sneak peek at issue 14

I've been busily putting together issue 14, which will come out in two days, so I thought I'd give folks a sneak peek at the lineup:

CB Anderson
Mark Budman
Stace Budzko
Robert Earle
Utahna Faith
Sherrie Flick
R. L. Futrell
David Galef
Bayard Godsave
Tom Hazuka
Jennifer A. Howard
G. A. Ingersoll
Kit Coyne Irwin
Barbara Jacksha
John McCaffrey
Peter Mehlman
Christopher Merrill
Stacey Richter
Bruce Holland Rogers
Robert Shapard
Ersi Sotiropoulos
J. David Stevens
Melanie Rae Thon
Katharine Weber
Kathleen Wheaton

A slightly larger issue than usual. Check in Friday to see why.

Monday, September 04, 2006

latest review is up

I'm a bit late posting about this, but check out Joseph Young's review of Mary Miller's Broken.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Top Ten for August

Here are the top ten flashes in page views for August:

1. Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
2. Prey by Myfanwy Collins (3/15/06)
3. How the Broken Lead the Blind Until They Both Become Something Else Entirely by Matt Bell (6/15/06)
4. A Foreign Woman by Roberta Allen (6/15/06)
5. Five Fat Men in a Hot Tub by Jeff Landon (9/15/05)
6. See Odi Naked by Lisa K. Buchanan (6/15/06)
7. Memory of Sky by Jai Clare (6/15/06)
8. Axl Rose Is My Dog by Scott Ford (12/15/04)
9. Fetichismo by Christopher Battle (6/15/06)
10. Daffodil by Kathy Fish (6/15/06)

And we're open for submissions again! Wheeeeeee!